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In conversation with the Author & Creator of Death & Dishonor Trilogy – Abhimanyu Saxena

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About the author: Abhimanyu’s profession can be known as a Software Engineer, but his one true love is creating new worlds in the reader’s minds and writing something that he would enjoy reading himself. He has written over 100 short stories in his school, and the love for writing has increased to ten folds since then. He loves the control over his characters when he writes and loves killing them off (a big fan of George RR Martin). There is hardly any second when something is not brewing up in his imaginative mind. He loves being the mastermind of it all; always trying to create an entertaining story.
Apart from writing, he enjoys reading, listening to music, partying with friends and much more which cannot be fathomed by a few words here.

Q.1 How was your journey in the field of writing? What circumstances you had faced as negativity in the paths leading to success?

Ans. The journey has been exceptional. I had started writing from a very young age with all my passion and didn’t face any negativity in my path. Also, If I had faced some problems, I would have stood my ground and tackle it head-on.

Q.2 Being a published author, how you feel to be like? What have you been thinking all around these years, and what made you ink your debut story book? What is the story all about?

Ans. I feel amazed and grateful to all the wonderful readers who took time out of their busy schedules and read my book. I still feel butterflies in my stomach when I see people picking my books at bookstores in front of me and reading the blurb and analysing whether they should purchase it or not. But the experience is surreal to see your creation being loved by others.

Q.3 How you look at the present condition in the field of writing? Out of 100% population, 75% are choosing writing as a career, and shaping their future, while writing shit which hardly makes sense. And on the other hand, publishers are making profit in the market of no good reason. Do you think, in the coming era of living, indian literature will stay in safe hands? Kindly drop your comments over the same.

Ans. I personally don’t agree with the statement made in this question. Shit for some might be gold for others. It is true that when a budding writer starts writing, he/she has a less exposure, experience and what not but it all changes when you keep writing and you yourself improve your writings. I, personally don’t like a lot of my earlier works (in school, college, etc) but I know I improve daily. Indian literature is in very safe hands and there has been a surge or an uprising in the present times where there are increasing number of authors in recent times. More the merrier!

• Q.4 Who are your Fans? And what is the truth behind this mera word.? People add, I’ve a social platform with tons of followers, and they end up selling 20 books in an average. So, for you who are your true fans? And how you deal with this mirror face illusion individual in your life who acts as yours, but are never yours? What are your strategies behind making your society go crazy in hip hop way? 

Ans. I don’t have any fans. I have friends. Whether I had 10 followers or 10k on the social media, what mattered most to me was that people loved my story. I think the number of followers are not worth it if they don’t like your writing. My book Death & Dishonor has enjoyed critical acclaim and is loved unanimously but what makes me more happy are the messages that I get where readers have showered their love and affection for the book. The book sales are important too and I would be telling a lie if I say that it didn’t matter to me but there should be a balance between the two. By God’s grace, I had both on this book. The strategy is to be simple, straightforward and promote my work. Rest all lies on the readers. They can make or break an author in a second.

• Q.5 Any suggestions for the budding writers, readers and for the writerstory? Do suggest what else the writerstory should do for you all budding writers.

Ans. Follow your heart! Read a lot and keep writing. You are bound to shatter all the glass ceilings some day!

The Author can be reached over Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/abhimanyusaxenarip

The link to his book: https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/9387780090/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=manyinspfewcr-21&creative=24630&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=9387780090&linkId=3b128c0c17918f0c8d2bfc64eea905b1

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